Pop maestros Pet Shop Boys have aged gracefully; even though they’re nearing 40 years in the game, they’ve yet to lose their masterful touch. Their newest album, Hotspot, finds them once again masterfully delivering innovative and sophisticated dance music. “Happy people” is a welcome addition to their canon, one that recalls their masterpiece Behaviour. Neil Tennant’s deadpan vocal delivery remains one of a kind; as he delivers the tale of people living on without letting on their feelings of the world around them to a sweet Chris Lowe beat, one wants to christen him the Leonard Cohen of pop. In our opinion, it’s just another fine moment from one of the best pop groups ever.
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